Medhu vada recipe

Medhu vada is a famous South Indian breakfast or snack food. It is eaten hot with a coconut chutney. It is made from ground soaked urad dal (black gram dal) and deep fried.


2 cups black gram (urad dal)
4 green Chilies (or to taste, chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
8-10 Curry leaves (chopped)
Salt to tasteOil for frying

Soak dal in water for 6-8 hours, strain and grind using very little water (1 -2 tbsp only) to a smooth paste.

Add chopped green chilies, onions, asafoetida, salt and curry leaves to this dal and mix well.

If the mixture is too thick then add 1tbsp of water at a time and mix.

Heat oil for frying in a kadai.

Wet your hands and pick a small portion of the dal and flatten it on your palm. Make a small hole in between that ball by using your fore finger. Slip this carefully in hot oil. Fry 3-4 at a time, on a medium heat till golden brown.

Serve hot with a coconut chutney.

Depending on the size it will make 15 vadas.

Recipe contributed by Gomthi from Chennai (India)

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